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World Cup Avoided Nearly 25 Million Cyber Attacks This Year

According to the Kremlin, Russia prevented almost twenty five million cyber-attacks during the World Cup this year.   President Vladimir Putin praised the nation's digital security forces by saying the following: ...

Clinic Employee Learns That Traveling Increases Data Theft Risk

On May 14th, the Billings Clinic in Montana issued a breach notification statement, which explained that they detected unusual activity within one of its employee's email accounts. The employee in question was ...

Thermal Imaging Could Help Thieves Steal Your Passwords

As if there weren't enough ways for hackers to steal your passwords, now, there's thermal imaging.  If that sounds like something straight out of a science fiction movie, think again. Researchers ...

Massive Breach Affects 21 Million Users Of Timehop App

Do you use Timehop?  If you're not sure what that is, it's a popular, clever little app that reminds social media users about posts they've made in the past. It can ...

Malware Created Using Stolen Legitimate Security Certificate From D-Link

Researchers from the digital security firm ESET have recently spotted a new malware campaign with a nasty twist.  It was created using a legitimate security certificate stolen from D-Link. The malware ...

iOS Adds New Restricted Mode In Latest Update 

Apple recently released an updated version of iOS, 11.4.1.  They did so quietly, and without much fanfare, but the update includes one very powerful and exciting security update that's deserving of ...

Adobe Releases Massive Update To Patch Its Products

There's a lot to like about the contents of Adobe's most recent "Patch Tuesday" update. It's well worth downloading and installing, even if you normally take a pass on all but ...

Facebook Messenger Getting Feature To Help With Fake Accounts

It's no secret that there are legions of scammers and spammers haunting the virtual halls of Facebook.  As the world's largest and most influential social networking site, it's a natural target, ...

Open Database Exposes Info Of 340 Million People

Internet security researcher Vinny Trola recently made a huge and disturbing discovery.  A marketing firm called Exactis had left a massive database unsecured, allowing anyone who stumbled across it to access ...

Americans Want Local Governments To Spend More On Cyber Security

While a significant percentage of Americans are suspicious of government spending beyond the essentials, there's at least one notable exception, according to a recent survey conducted by SecurityFirst. A majority (74 ...